Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What does the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist program prepare me to do?
  • In addition to the role of CNS, what other positions might a CNS seek?
  • Are there jobs for CNSs?
  • Do CNS students complete a project as part of their program?
  • Are the CNS professors experienced CNSs?
  • What is the academic environment like at USD?
  • What is unique about the CNS Program at USD?
  • Do I have to find my own preceptor?
  • Is there a certification exam?
  • Am I required to submit my health requirement information by the application deadline?
  • When are classes offered? Is there a distance format?
  • How do I apply for financial aid? What is the deadline?
  • How do I apply for institutional scholarships or grants?